foreign languages anyone??

in these days of globlisation is a foriegn language nessary for a mba student.i had some question.please help me 1.which one to learn(French,German,Spanish,russian…) 2.how much it will cost 3.will it help at the time of placements(will …

in these days of globlisation is a foriegn language nessary for a mba student.i had some question.please help me
1.which one to learn(French,German,Spanish,russian.....)
2.how much it will cost
3.will it help at the time of placements(will it act as a positive point in resume)

please enlightin

edit: typo in title

dude,
i think that learning English as a foreign language will help u the most. if u r interested in doing a job in ,say germany, then learn german. there is no point in learning german if u want to stay in India or go else where. :wink:
if u r interested in learning a language just go ahead and learn, but donot learn it for the sake of MBA. 😐
as u said these r the days of globalisation and hence to make a global community english is enough...

but in some premier bscholls they have one or two language in there course

well, if they have it then go ahead and learn dude
whatz wrong?

when u r going to learn it in a b school, then why worry abt it now?

just prepare well for CAT :wink: that is all u cud do as of now. donot wastetime on languages, unless u r very interested in learning one
ATB

Hey why don't u look at Japanese; it's pretty decent though hard to get accustomed with

hey.....

langs n CAT at the same time shud b a biiiiig NO!

i've started learnin japanese....but a lot of others have'nt exactly been enthu abt it.....frm what i've been told....french n german r the langs which will make ur life easier in europe....so i think ...ye shud think more in terms of where ye plan 2 move 2......n then....probly.....post CAT....join a course...wen ur doing ur MBA(i was'nt in a b-school.....so do ask others if it is possible 2 do some offcampus learnin too...)....

PS:japanese is intrestin.......so cud the others b....

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pratsha aka dmitri 😛
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I thot of learning japanese too, but then wow...it kinda luked a lil tough...n wud take way to long for impatient me too get it right ..(but yea gr8 goin patsy).

I finally managed to learn sum german...n well..it was a lotta fun.

i don think learning firang lingos really help in CAT. But yea it good be of sum advantage at the PI stage...the more you know the better it is.

for me i heard that german is prefferd in europe.if german or french is there in ur cv then u have a niche over other

bon jour!

comment alez vous?

Me learning french just for the heck of it ...

well ... more because dad speaks french, german amd 5 indian languages!

Learning new languages is fun ... and u can mention it as one of ur hobbies in the MBA form too!

SHYGUY

jeeziii!!!!! learning foreign language is not at all important for an MBA...MBAs throughout the world is tauhgt in english language which is the universal language plus most of the Bskooolsssss do have a course in foreign language.......so chill dude...dont get these crazzzzzzzzyyy ideasssssss :wink:

bonjour
junta
je parle bien Francaise avec mes amis.
thing is if i keep on writing most of u wont get it.
i learnt French fromAlliance Francasie De Delhi for 2 years and guys it helped me a lot in my GD and Pis in fact i m in IIM A(pgp1) because i spoke in french for 10 minutes and that too well.
i am not advertising for French,learn any language of ur choice but the FIRST and the MOST important thing is that prepare for CAT well
BEST of Luck
Bon Chance(as they call it)
au revoir

ohaio gozaimus....

hajime mashte...

konichiwa....

that's abt all i know in jap 😐 .....sorry ppl....cant read jap 2 well either(thats the reason i dint write a few other lines...i hav a 200-odd paged book ye know )...since french seems 2 have an upper hand in the thread....alll ye ppl learnin jap....rise n shine... .write a few more lines so that i can learn both the langs rite here..at PG....thanks 4 startin this thread...i've wiped the dust off my jap txt atleast....


hail firang baasha :wink:
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pratsha aka dmitri

hola! quetal? :-)

Me just saw this thread....

I did a basic course in spanish from Instituto Hispania in delhi. but the inst aint all that gr8.

I basically had a love fr the spanish lang since a long time... Hence the decision to choose Espanol.

Anyways, Spanish is picking up majorly! 24 nations speak Spanish.

And hey nibupraju, which lang u wanna do depends a lot on where u live. 'Cuz i wanted to continue with Spanish afer coming to Hyd, but cudnt find any decent inst. Finall found one (Ramakrishna Math) but conduct classes from 6 - 8 in morn and eve, both of which r nt suitable for mr. :(

Uday

WOuld not want to comment on the advantage of foreign language in MBA or anything .. but it always helps to learn and pick up new languages ... because in the future you might have an advantage incase ur company wants to send you overseas or anything ..

ALso, learning things becomes difficult as we go on ageing .... So, it would not be a bad idea to learn say French or Spanish .. since they are followed in many countries ... Some people nowadays do CHinese, Korean, Japanesse .... German is spoken mostly in Germany only ... so it could be having a limited scope !!!

German is spoken mostly in Germany only ... so it could be having a limited scope !!!

Wrong dude!
German is in Germany, Austria and a majority of Switzerland (German is the official language in all these countries).
Not advertising for German here (even though I am a Language Specialist!) but just setting the record straight!

Manoj
ohaio gozaimus....

hajime mashte...

konichiwa....

that's abt all i know in jap


watachi Nihongo scochi scochi wakari masu! Thaksa wakari masen!

(I understand LITTLE japanese .. not much!)
In fact, only this sentence!

SHYGUY


Wrong dude!
German is in Germany, Austria and a majority of Switzerland (German is the official language in all these countries).
Not advertising for German here (even though I am a Language Specialist!) but just setting the record straight!

Manoj



austria i knew ... but switzerland too ??? sounds strange .. since my cousin was there for a year .. and he said french was more common .. anywayz.
but switzerland too ??? sounds strange

Your cousin would have visited the French part of Switzerland!
Actually Switzerland has three official languages! English, German and French. There are parts where French is extensively spoken and there are other areas where German and English are widely spoken!
So that should explain that!
Besides with German one can also safely get through countries like Poland, Hungary and other Eastern Europe countries. German is not the official language there, but a lot of people know German! 😁